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YWCA Launches 2021 Virtual Challenge Fundraiser for Women

PTBOCANADA | The YWCA is hosting a Virtual Challenge as an online fundraising initiative in support of local YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence. Participants choose an activity to accomplish during the month of May, register online and challenge others to match their efforts. “Women’s lives continue to be threatened by abusive men who…read more

Growing more green spaces in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner | The Nourish program — a partnership between GreenUP, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, and Peterborough Public Health which cultivates health, builds community, and promotes fairness through programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food — helps to co-ordinate a growing network of thriving resident-led community gardens. These gardens are often in…read more

Empty Bowls brings in 28.5K for Nourish

Peterborough Examiner | This year’s YWCA Empty Bowls campaign raised $28,505 for the YWCA Nourish Food Programs, held earlier this month. The 17th annual event saw participants choosing a bowl at the Kawartha Potters Guild, with COVID-19 measures in place, in return for their donations. They also received coupon cards with discounts from 19 local…read more

Bursaries available through YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

The Haliburton County Echo | By Mike Baker YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is offering women who have experienced gender-based violence the opportunity to pursue a new career. Applications for the 2021 Hazel Education Bursary have been opened, with Kim Dolan, executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, noting there are two bursaries – one for $2,500…read more

YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser begins

Peterborough Examiner | In partnership with the Kawartha Potters Guild and event sponsors Kawartha Cardiology Clinic, Cornerstone Family Dentistry, Pure Country 105 and Move 99.7 and Cambium, the YWCA is offering pre-booked, half-hour time slots continuing on Saturday and Sunday at the Kawartha Potters Guild’s pottery shop at 993 Talwood Dr. in the west end…read more

YWCA introduces new Hazel Education Bursary

Freq 90.5/Oldies 96.7 | YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton has announced a new bursary, The Hazel Education Bursary, for local women. Executive Director Kim Dolan says applications are open for women who have faced gender-based barriers. Visit PTBO Today to Listen Now

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Empty Bowls Campaign

Global News | Like many non-profit organizations, the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton relied on public events for its major fundraising campaigns-one of those is the Empty Bowls campaign. Before the pandemic the annual lunch event drew crowds from around the community as the organization paired with the Kawartha Potters Guild and local restaurants to offer up…read more